If you are a
Christian, Live Carefully
Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state
call to a church in Houston , Texas . Some weeks
after he arrived, he
had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to
the downtown area.
When he sat down, he discovered that the driver
given him a quarter too much change.
As he considered what to do, he thought to
better give the quarter back. It would be wrong
to keep it." Then he
thought, "Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter.
Who would worry about this little amount?
Anyway, the bus
company gets too much fare; they will never miss
it. Accept it as a gift
from God and keep quiet."
When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the
he handed the quarter to the driver and said,
"Here, you gave me too
much change." The driver, with a smile, replied,
"Aren't you the
new preacher in town? I have been thinking a lot
going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see
what you would do
if I gave you too much change. I'll see you at
church on Sunday."
When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he
grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and
said, "Oh God, I almost sold
your Son for a quarter."
Our lives are the only Bible some people will
ever read. This
is a really scary example of how much people
watch us as
Christians and will put us to the test! Always
be on guard -- and remember -- You
carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when
you call yourself